Understanding Credit Risk Management in this Volatile Global Environment from a ‘Country Risk’ Perspective Management


This webinar will give unique insights to credit risk management through the frame of country risk management (CRM) for – large to smaller community — financial institutions. Participants will derive a greater understanding of how an organization derives much benefit by effectively implementing CRM; moreover, they will gain exposure to why they need to stay on top of doing their own due diligence of financial institutions with cross border exposures and the value of CRM to an organization.

Who Should Attend: Chief Risk Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Consumer Loan Officer, Director, Chief Credit Officer, Credit Analyst

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the importance of defining the role of CRM (Country Risk Management) in the organization, along with defining the required structure.
  • Uncover organizational dissonance and pitfalls that can impede effective CRM, including ‘silo mentality’ within the organization.
  • Learn about different means to enhance CRM, including better use of information and information technology, without breaking the bank.


Michael McDonnell
Managing Director
MMD Global Advisory
Prior to establishing MMD Global Advisory, Michael McDonnell was the Head of Credit Risk Analysis at Allianz, where he was responsible for the monitor of obligor credit risk quality in the AZ Group insurance investment portfolio. Prior, Mike worked in the Corporate Risk Management group at Merrill Lynch, where he was Director and Co-head of Country Risk. Mike was also the Founder and Research Director for Berkeley Global Advisory, an investment research firm focusing on the global equity markets. He was also a Principal and Investment Risk Manager at Barclays Global Investors (BGI)/BlackRock in San Francisco. Mike received a Masters Degree in Applied Statistics from Columbia University in New York City as well as a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago.

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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